Print21: Paper bill fees slug poor and pensioners

Andrew Leigh MP, shadow assistant treasurer, has said the ‘unfair’ practice of companies charging fees for customers to receive paper bills disproportionately hits the poor, elderly and vulnerable.

Andrew Leigh MP.

Leigh hosted Kellie Northwood of TSA Limited, and Colin Ormsby from Fair Go for Pensioners, at a public forum in Canberra this morning to throw his support behind the Keep Me Posted campaign. “In 2017, numerous banks, telecommunication companies and other service providers are pressuring their customers to accept electronic bills and statements, even though many Canberra residents find it difficult or impossible to access their papers online,” he said.


Source: Print21 – 24th March 2017

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